Understanding the maths of swing trading

Swing traders look for 5 to 20% kind of moves in a short period of time. In order for these moves to make a difference to your account you need to understand the maths of returns. Let us say you hold 20 positions of same size in your 100k account. Then each position becomes 5k. Let us say a stock you buy goes up 10% after entry , how much is it going to contribute to your overall profit. Only […]

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“The Great Convergence”

After today’s close and after closing higher for 20 of the last 23 trading days, the market is now up 10.01% since December 19.  Even more important is to note that today’s close was at 1326.06, almost exactly the level many chartists have touted as the breakout point that confirms an exit from this summer’s bear market and the continuation of last year’s bull market run off the lows. It should also be noted that it’s almost exactly where the […]

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Four Paths to Real Estate Profits with ETFs

Right now my indicators show a lot of short-term strength in real estate. Personally, I find it hard to believe the housing market has truly bottomed. My colleague Mike Larson recently gave you some good reasons to doubt the housing rally.

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11 Things You May Not Know About Retirement Accounts

I don’t know you personally (yet), but my guess is that you own an IRA or employer-sponsored retirement account such as a 401(k) or 403(b). Such accounts are where the majority of Americans hold their longterm savings. However, like anything governed by the Congress and the IRS, there are plenty of rules, exceptions, and quirks. Here are some lesser-known facts about retirement accounts. 1. The deadline for 2011 IRA contributions is April 17, 2012. It’s too late to make a […]

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What did the Federal Reserve say yesterday that caused gold to rally over $1,700?

The US Federal Reserve surprised the markets on Wednesday by saying that interest rates could stay at historic lows until late 2014. The new commitment replaces the statement that economic conditions were likely to stay at the range of 0% to 0.25% until at least mid-2013.

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“The Great Convergence”

After today’s close and after closing higher for 20 of the last 23 trading days, the market is now up 10.01% since December 19.  Even more important is to note that today’s close was at 1326.06,

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Todays Big Stock: M&T Bank Corporation (MTB)

M&T Bank Corporation is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2010, M&Thad two wholly owned bank subsidiaries: M&T Bank and M&T Bank, NationalAssociation. Through its subsidiaries, M&T provides individuals, corporations andother businesses, and institutions with commercial and retail banking services,including loans and deposits, trust, mortgage banking, asset management, insuranceand other financial services. The company operates in six segments: BusinessBanking, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Discretionary Portfolio,Residential Mortgage Banking and Retail Banking. To review M&T’s stock for potential trading […]

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Understanding the maths of swing trading

Let us say you hold 20 positions of same size in your 100k account. Then each position becomes 5k. Let us say a stock you buy goes up 10% after entry , how much is it going to contribute to your overall profit.

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Can One Professor Teach 500,000 Students At Once?

Thrun told the story of his Introduction to Artificial Intelligence class, which ran from October to December last year. It started as a way of putting his Stanford course online — he was going to teach the whole thing, for free, to anybody in the world who wanted it.

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Beware Of Bad Advice: Worst Financial Tips Ever

People who have important financial titles do not always give solid advice. Be wary of the information you believe and the financial action you take. Learn from those who have gone before you. Get some stories of the worst financial advice received and what should have been done instead here!

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